Average Cost

Fees for cosmetic plastic surgery generally are paid prior to surgery. Oftentimes the consultation fee is deducted from the procedure. Costs vary widely and depend on the complexity of the operation, where the surgery takes place and which anesthetic is administered.

As a rule, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective surgery” and is not covered by most insurance plans. Some operations that have a significant functional aspect – such as breast reduction, if the weight of your breasts causes pain or interferes with normal activities – may be considered reconstructive rather than cosmetic. Check with your plastic surgeon, who may recommend that your insurance company be contacted before surgery to determine whether coverage is available.

Never choose a doctor solely on the basis of lower cost. After checking for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in The Aesthetic Society, you should entrust your face or body to the plastic surgeon with whom you feel most comfortable.

Below you will find the average physician/surgeon fees for the most popular procedures in the US in 2020. These figures are for the specific procedures themselves, and exclude surgical facility, anesthesia, medical tests, prescriptions, garments and other costs related to surgery.

For more detailed information and statistics on procedure costs, see the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics for 2020.

Body
Buttock Augmentation (Implants only) $3,329
Liposuction $2,584
Spider Vein Treatment - Sclerotherapy $382
Tummy Tuck $6,622
Breast
Breast Augmentation - Saline Implants $4,866
Breast Lift $4,616
Breast Reduction (women) $5,717
Gynecomastia (male breast reduction) $4,622
Head & Face
Brow Lift $4,021
Chin Augmentation $2,101
Ear Surgery $4,029
Eyelid Surgery 2,996
Facelift $9,025
Nose Surgery $4,925
Injectables
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox, Dysport) $408
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiance) $759
Skin & Hair
Chemical Peel $196
IPL / Photorejuvenation $383
Laser Hair Removal $166
Laser Skin Resurfacing - Fractional $1,214